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. the national palace heavily damaged. there's a shot of it there. a hospital reportedly collapsed. the u.n. peacekeeper compound devastated, and many peacekeepers are unaccounted for. at least two u.s. mission naear are reported trapped in the rubble. there's the palace before and after nicely shown there. the popular hotel montana, even the ministry of commerce may be severely damaged as well. now, in the dead of night in haiti, an eerie silence. witnesses report no vehicles moving, few lights on, but there is some hope. an aid work ner in a town 50 kilometers from the capital says there's no damage there. at least one jet made it out of the damaged airport. the u.s. government says the facility is useable and that aid shipments might begin arriving overnight. families are still scrambling for information, of course, but with the power out and communication lines damaged so badly, this is all very, very tough. now, in the u.s. aid groups and the government are getting those relief shipments ready. daybreak will bring more information and perhaps even some more hope, but it is the dark of
drove by the airport earlier today and there's literally traffic jams of u.n. vehicles or armored personnel carriers and rescue team and it's a bit of a chaotic scene on the streets outsi outside the airport. still, it's dribs and drabs in terms of scale and numbers of people who are actually receiving direct -- direct aid or water. people still come up to you and say, you know, can i have some water? can i -- can you get a mess ath to a loved one? do you have any food? i need help. but there's definitely getting to be more organization. these rescue personnel, they have sectors now they are responsible for and they're going around much like we saw in new orleans, they search a structure, they spraypaint in neon spray paint we got to know unfortunately too well in new orleans. how many bodies were inside when it was searched and by whom and then they move on. there's a level of organization that we're starting to see. i'm starting to see more haitian police guarding gasoline station, directing traffic. today was the first day i saw a couple police officers directing traffic. body
to international law. in my opinion, that use of force had not been authorized by the u.n. is secure the council and had no other legal basis in international law. what he is saying is he felt there should of been a second u.n. resolution as a follow-up to you and resolution 1441 that was approved in november 2002 and without that second u.n. resolution the war against iraq was illegal. >> is the implication that this man who worked in the foreign office at the time, that his boss, the foreign secretary, jack straw, would have been aware of this kind of eyes when he went to cabinet and in fact voted for the war? >> what emerged as a whole series of disagreements between jack straw and sir michael wood. jack straw was certainly aware of the evidence. sir michael wood made his views clear but ultimately it was the decision of attorney general, lord goldsmith, and a couple of days before the invasion began lord goldsmith ruled that the war was legal and that the invasion was legal and a second u.n. resolution, however desirable it would of been, was not absolutely necessary. of course, we are heari
to wait. bbc news, port-au-prince -- they are at least surviving. >> let's not talk to the u.n. emergency relief coordinator -- let's now talk to him. thank you very much for your time. do you believe that you are getting aid the people who most need it? >> not in the quantity we need common know. i think that is very clear from your reports -- not in the quantity that we need, no. they need water. they need blankets. they need tents. of course, we are still pursuing the light-saving operations. this is crucial. -- we are still pursuing the life-saving operations. , we recognize the frustration on the street. -- operations. we recognize the frustration on the street. >> we are almost one week on from the earthquake. what are the main obstacles that are preventing the distribution of aid more quickly? >> it is simply a matter of getting the pipeline working. of course, you have to get the aid to the airport and using the roads in the dominican republic, which is challenging, but then you have to provide the housing and the distribution and the security to organize the distribution. all of
to convince the president, that just as you convinced him that it was important to go through the u.n. to get through the first resolution now it is necessary to get a second resolution? >> yes, the second resolution was obviously going to make life a lot easier politically in every respect. the difficulty was this. 1441 had been very clear. i know you have gone through this enormous detail with peter goldsmith, but just to emphasize the point -- it was a very strong resolution. it declared iraq was in terial breach. it said that it had fully and unconditionally and immediately to cooperate and cooperate with the inspectors, and so on. and it was a strong resolution. it specifically mentioned previous resolution 678, 687, and so on. but, as you heard, the truth is, there was an unresolved issue because some people, some countries obviously, wanted to come back and only have a decision for action with a specific u.n. resolution specifically mandating that action. we took the view that that was not necessary. but obviously politically it would be far easier. >> we will be talking to you later a
-au-prince. but he spent the night caring for patients left behind at a field hospital when u.n. officials ordered their medical teams to evacuate because of security concerns. betty and i will be here with you, stepping in for him while he continues his work on the injured there in port-au-prince. >>> also, ivan watson joins us with the latest on the search and rescue efforts, is it running out of time? are the people running out of time? we'll try to answer that. and elizabeth cohen reports on the children left behind. >>> we want to start with our dr. sanjay gupta, hours ago while reporting on a new field hospital set up in port-au-prince, our dr. gupta ended up taking on the care of dozens of patients, let's show you how this played out as it happened. last night on "ac-360." >> this is a remarkable situation and a very frustratesifrustrates i ing one for sure. anderson. there have been tents put up. you and i talked about this quite a bit. to give you an idea of what's happening. so many of these patients have been waiting for so long to try to get care, anderson, coming around the corner, yo
in desperate need in port-au-pr former president bill clinton, the u.n. special envoy for haiti, arrived in the capital city today and pitched in on the relief effort. but haitian authorities, assisted by american troops, struggle to maintain control in an increasingly chaotic environment. we spoke earlier today with dominic mcsorley, who is in port-au-prince with the aid organization concern worldwide. >> the situation with water and food is improving. but we are in no way yet even beginning to meet the immediate needs. we're making hugprogress every day but we have a long way to go. i'm starting to see a lot more tension. there are signs coming up "help me." every time we stop the car it's, you know, what are you doing, why are you here, are you bringing anything, if you're not, why are you not? >> that's a question increasingly desperate haitians are asking tonight. six days after that country's worst quake in 200 years struck. all of this is our lead focus. we begin with this report filed by our german partner deutsche welle. >> reporter: earthquake survivors are desperate for food a
is holding up distribution of aid. the u.n. security council voted to send another 3,500 peacekeepers and police, even as hundreds of u.s. troops began arriving. we begin with a pair of reports from independent television news. first, jon snow in port-au- prince. >> reporter: american infantry on the ground, weighed down by their own survival packs, let alone anyone else's, deployed this afternoon to protect what's left of the city hospital-- boots on the ground that people on the ground in their masses, too-- no one wants to stay indoors, if there is still one. the americans are in the disintegrated palace grounds, too, the people on the lawns outside. people and president may share homelessness, but when i ask about, "had anyone seen the president, a minister, an official, a politician?" no one had. >> no one sends any ministers, nothing, because we need more attention. like, we talk about the people who's dead, but we do not talk about the people who are alive. >> reporter: a week on from the earthquake, there is no leadership and the aid on the ground is still a trickle. the searc
the assessments they made but when we actually came to the november u.n. resolution, in fact, nobody disputed the issue of saddam hussein and wmd, people disputed what we should do about it and we would come onto all of that but it really wasn't something that people disputed at the time. and, you know, it is interesting, i was looking back over the debates that we had, on the publication of the dossier, and just recognizing that of course everyone now has a different perception of this, but at the time there were people saying to me, i don't want military action under any set of circumstances. there were also people saying, you are wasting time. you are not acting fast enough. for example, in the statement, on the dossier on the 24th of september, 2002, william hague says, does the prime minister collect in the half century of various states acquiring nuclear capabilities in almost every case their ability to do so has been understated and underestimated by intelligence sources and iraq taking several years to acquire nuclear advice should be within that margin of error... >> first, first, g
it seems likely the death toll will run into the thousands. the chief of the u.n. mission there is unaccounted for. his headquarters in port-au-prince one of the many buildings that collapsed. the u.s. and other countries are preparing desperately needed aid and search teams for haiti. video of the devastation is just starting to come in. we are also starting to get some eyewitness accounts of what happened. >> i was driving. i was stuck in traffic a little bit. i was talking on the phone with some friends who were doing a radio show. and i feel like my car was shaking. and what i did, i thought that some other cars hit me. when i look in front of me, i saw a lot of people falling down and i see that the wood was shaking. that's where i realized that it was an earthquake. >> haiti's ambassador to the u.s. said it is difficult to estimate the casualties but haiti faces a disaster of major pro proportions. major buildings like the one housing u.n.'s peacekeepers are in ruins. >> i know the hotel montana where the u.n. had its headquarters was one of the hardest hit building
: we'll talk with former president clinton-- the u.n. special envoy to haiti-- about the catastrophe that came just as haiti seemed to have turned an economic corner. >> woodruff: plus, we get first hand accounts of the relief situation on the ground. >> lehrer: and some perspective on the global humanitarian effort from the president of care, helene gayle. >> woodruff: then, president obama's new plan to tax big banks to reimburse taxpayers for the federal bailout. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: ♪ we see beyond cars. >> this is the engine that bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> chevron. this is the power of human energy. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the
to doing something. the international community and the u.n. as an institution -- we must speak truthfully about our setup to do nothing. they're not set up to do something to stop the killing. it is exactly the opposite. we need to speak the truth about what is wrong. and this is what is wrong. if you look out in the world -- if you were just a naive person and you look at the world, this is what you would see. the wealthy and strong and powerful countries of the world, the makes of the west -- which are against genocide, our leaders don't want people being slaughtered. they don't want people being expelled. they don't want elimination assaults and the peoples of our country don't want them either. they look upon the world in which weak and poor countries led by dictators slaughter their own people. and you the naive person would ask, how can this be? how is this possible? how can all these people who say they are against genocide and really are stand by and let these weak and poor leaders and those serving them slaughter people again and again and again. it simply doesn't add up. it is a
this afternoon that 16 of its personnel have been killed, 150 still missing, including the u.n. mission chief. haitians piled the bodies of the less famous victims along the streets, streets now covered in dust and blood. no firm count of how many are dead, but officials fear that number could reach half a million. the prime minister saying today that several hundred thousand people may have been killed in the powerful earthquake. 2 million people were within ten miles of the epicenter yesterday when the earthquake struck just before 5:00 p.m. overnight, for ten hours, more than 30 strong tremors filed. seismologists describing what was in many ways a perfect storm. first, a huge earthquake, as we mentioned, measuring 7.0. second, the quake was also shallow, a fact that increases the intensity and localizes it to the region right along the fault. third, it occurred beneath a densely populated area with few building codes. all of it adding up to massive destruction. roger mussen of the british geological survey telling "time" magazine. this was the big one. the fault has been locked for 200 ye
presidential palace was destroyed. the u.n. headquarters for 9,000 staffers, including thousands of peacekeepers, in rubble. 100 staff members remain trapped. the head of the mission and his deputy have not been found. after all-night meetings the president ordered a rapid response. >> people of haiti will have the full support of the united states. we are working quickly to account for u.s. embassy personnel and their families in port-au-prince. as well as the many american citizens who live and work in haiti. >> mr. obama pointed dr. rajiv shah. dr. shah was sworn in to office last friday. the airport in haiti's capital, port-au-prince, fortunately not severely damaged. >> coordinated effort, focused very much on saving lives through aggressive search and rescue in urban -- urban environment for the next 72 hours. that will be the primary focus of our engagement. >> aid had begun to pour in. good morning, i'm andrea mitchel and we apologize for, obviously the technical problem was the wrong tape at the top of the program. as we go to the catastrophe in haiti today, the death to
of the united nations mission in haiti is missing at this hour. the u.n. headquarters there is one of the many buildings that have collapsed. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon says rescue crews are trying to get to survivors that are stuck in the rubble. the u.s. coast guard assessing the damage from the air right now to see if it's even safe for the arrival of american disaster teams. just minutes ago the white house announced president obama will talk about the devastation in haiti, that's coming your way at 10:00 a.m. eastern. we'll carry that for you. >>> meanwhile, we have several crews in the air, on the way to haiti right now to bring you the very latest from the ground. our ivan watson is in the dominican republic though right now waiting to get in to haiti. ivan joins us live by telephone. ivan, that is the case for many people, in fact, being stuck where you are. >> reporter: hi, heidi. i'm at an air strip in the dominican republic which was not affected by this earthquake. and there's been some confusion here about permission to get into haiti, permission whether or not it is possi
this is still open? >> still open. initially, iran actually accepted the u.n./u.s. proposal, which was enrichment would be taking place in russia, in france. then they backed away from that. but -- >> just to remind people, this is so that the nuclear material, in theory, would not be then able to be used in some sort of weapon. >> right. it would be enriched abroad and then given to iran in limited amounts for medical purposes. and iran originally accepted that. then when it went to tehran, there was obviously, behind closed doors, division. they rejected that. >> are we supposed to believe while this dialogue continues, that the nuclear program's moving ahead full-speed in iran? >> well, indications we have in the u.s. government, information they provide, is iran has not progressed on the program that rapidly. the hemming and hawing over this proposal, feet dragging, is more indication and more a reflection of the deep conflicts within iran, both between kind of people and the regime, but also within the regime, amongst the establishment. not only between the opposition groups a
are expected to be in the region by tomorrow. >>> a u.n. worker has been rescued after spending a week trapped under a collapsed building. the man was rescued from the collapsed u.n. headquarters in haiti's capital. search and rescue crews have been working nonstop. first order of business after being free, making sure he was okay. >> does your neck hurt? >> no. >> have you having any difficulty breathing? >> no. >> do you have any pain in your back? >> only from -- >> only from being -- i'm bruised but nothing -- >> took us four hours to get to him. we got a visual on about three and had him out in four. >> that wasn't the only good news, search and rescue team from the new york city police department and fire department freed three people from the rubble of a collapsed market. a 50-year-old american woman and man and teenage girl were also rescued. an official says the survivors had been living off the store's inventory of food and water. >>> the overcrowding at the port-au-prince airport forced the rekrouting of a flight of doctors without borders. the dprup says the plane carrying an infla
u.n. workers are dead. first responders of any kind have been practically nonexistent here. and the government itself was decimated by the earth kwashg. the presidential palace, which once looked like this is now destroyed, along with the parliament and the penitentiary. roads are simply impossible. >> in haiti, many buildings are protected by very high walls that are often made of prices or cement or stones. and half of them were total rubbles. >> reporter: the archbishop of haiti was one of the thousands lost. he was killed in his office. a combination of factors made this earthquake so devastating. first, it was large, 7.0, and it was shallow, just six miles deep, which made the shaking worse. finally, it hit an area with high concentrations of people in poorly constructioned homes. >> port-au-prince is very mountainous, and a lot of folks had shelter in the heart of the town. people have just gathered up their belongings and just heading up the mountains hoping to find safer ground. >> reporter: so fashgs there are no reports of looting. what relief workers there are ar
the u.n. essentially try and -- evacuate these doctors. and so many patients who have been waiting so long to get care are not going to get care. and patients who just received major operations on this operating table over here, right behind me, are essentially just being left here. they have i.d.s hanging, literally one of the doctors came over to me and 15id, here's where the iv bags, are, here's the stethoscopes, we have to go. i don't think they want to go, i'm not trying to imply that at all. i think they want to stay and take care of their patients, but they're being told to go. >> this was the scene we saw playing out last evening. sanjay, as he's working there, he's been tweeting as well, one of the best ways to get the information out about what he's seeing there. i'm going to share with you a few he did send to us. i will start here in chronological order. starting at 2:00 a.m., he's saying to us here, at a field hospital, the u.n. evacuated the docs, but my crew stayed with me, 25 patients injured badly, but we're making sure they get good care. at 2:06, he sends another, a
, quite soon afterwards, the assumption was that there would be a further u.n. security council resolution. that that would require or encourage member states to send troops to iraq for peacekeeping. and as a member of the security council, we would be expected to play our part. so there was a sense -- and i recall this from some of the military that it was better to be there at the beginning, to establish ourselves, to know what the land was like rather than going in later for a peacekeeping operation. without having that prior experience and information. >> so that was part of the arguments. but actually it turned out that we ended up doing both. the campaign and staying on six years afterwards? >> yes. but not in the numbers that we might otherwise have had to send. that was part of the consideration. we drew down significantly from the 46,000 that we sent as part of the invasion. to i think initially 15 to 16 and then down to 10. so there was a pretty rapid reduction in our numbers. and that again was part of the consideration that we had to send more later if they had been involved in
, where he's putting his money now. former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan on the program. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >>> as we head into a new week on wall street. the economy in america showed strong growth at the end of last year. the gross domestic product soaring in the fourth quarter. higher than what economists were looking for and strongest growth in six years. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the u.s. economy. after much drama and controversy, ben bernanke was reconfirmed by the senate. bernanke faced criticism from those who said the fed ignored the housing bubble and praise from those who said he helped prevent a depression. the statement on the economy was slightly more upbeat than it had been in past months. the markets, they didn't pay much attention to the federal reserve. after breaking a three day slide on monday the dow jones industrial average was flat mid-week and tumbgled on thursday. on friday the markets continued fal
sending thousands of additional troops to haiti. the u.n. has had a large presence in the country for many years supplying food and supplies to people in need but our next guest says haiti has little if anything to show for it, even before the earthquake. a closer look with a former spokesman for the last four united states ambassador to ther nation.yorr that's next. (pipe doctor) ask your doctor about treating with vesicare. (pipe woman) then you could treat yourself to a night out with fewer urges or a day with fewer leaks or a trip with fewer overactive bladder problems. (pipe doctor) once daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to reduce frequent, sudden urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. tell your doctor right away if you have a serious allergic reaction, severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. common side effects are dry mouth, constipation, and
might be sent to at least a temporarily to help the u.n. and -- >> we are very seriously looking at that. we are looking at the possibility of sending a large deck ship that will have a marine expedition airy unit embark order that and will be in support of minustah and embassy and usaid. >> the coast guard is providing transportation back. able to establish control. we have -- >> he should get in early this afternoon. >> elise with cnn. thank you for joining us. i have a couple and maybe a few of you can take each one. >> multididn't part question. >> we are fame fours that. cheryl in terms of the americans, we understand that you have only heard from a couple dozen out of 40 to 45,000 americans. is that -- do you think that's a factor of a lack of communications and ability to get around? or are you bracing yourselves for serious american casualties and what's being done about that? then i -- if you could talk about the communication was the government to this point. it seems as if the government itself because have you your own kind of u.s. communications working well but the rest of
as they hit. the headquarters, the u.n. mission there has also collapsed, and so has parts of the presidential palace. >> land lines are also down. the only place that many victims and many family members in the united states have to turn for information is social media. cnn has set up a haiti desk to monitor the pleas for help and bring you many of the heart wrenching stories and pictures that the survivors want the world to see. >>> and officials say they cannot even begin to guess how many casualties there are. haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. and there is barely any emergency response to speak of. pentagon officials say they're already working on shipments of humanitarian aid, but getting there will be tough, since the control tower at the airport in port-au-prince is gone. >>> scenes of horror and devastation in haiti this morning, 13 hours after a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the capital city of port-au-prince and the surrounding area. still not clear how many people are dead at this point and how much more misery has been happied on the most desperate,
distributed. and the u.n. cars and the spanish foreign minister here and used five instruction for security and none of the trucks took supplies out and there is criticism about what is being done on the ground, to get the supplies out, as we said, as we pulled an hour-and-a-half south of here the infrastructure was difficult and there were thousands of people who at some point will need the water and food and it is coming in by the tons and not necessarily leaving here by the tons, out to the general population. >> jamie: we'll talk about it and check back you, adam, thanks. eric. >> eric: some of the first americans to escape the devastation in haiti are returning home, and there was a very meetingsal reunion at san francisco international airport. where walter riley and barbara ryan arrived from port-au-prince, they arrived in port-au-prince days before the quake. and doing volunteer work there, and joined the relief effort, after the earthquake, helping to pull victims from the collapsed building. they left haiti on a cargo plane headed to new jersey and described their frustration with
, the fairfax county, virginia, search and rescue team found a u.n. worker. >> no matter who it is, if it's one or a hundred, we are going to try to save one person at a time. >> time is running out quickly. this primary school was flattened with close to 700 children inside. and today there was no sign of life. staying alive is the only priority. people are scavenging the rubble for food and water. as one aid worker put it today, money is worth nothing right now. water is the currency. >> we need some water, some food, everything. >> people are carrying what remains of their life on their heads. shelter is any open space. and if you're lucky, a piece of plastic. >> start doing something so people can have courage. >> aid is starting to arrive from all over the world. so much of it at once for a time today the airport had to temporarily hold incoming flights. it took six hours to unload one aircraft from china because of an equipment shortage. getting relief supplies distributed is another challenge. there wasn't enough fuel to get to the hardest-hit areas. this is a typical scene along one of
i've given, we didn't have one. it could be confronted by a u.n. inspections framework. welcome to that. or alternatively, it would have to be confronted by force. i was going earlier -- but i won't do it, but i'm very happy to make it available to comments i made even prior to september 11, 2001, because we have been through this with saddam several times, 1997, 1998, and so on and so forth here you know, the fact is forced with always an option. what changed after september the 11th was necessary and there was no other day way of dealing with this threat. >> so would you say the commitment you gave for attack to go reasons became an assumption in washington and into some extent reduced your leverage for negotiations? >> when you say -- did you say for tactical reasons? >> that is what jonathan powell said. >> it wasn't for tactile reasons. what i believe was that if you wanted to make a real change to this whole issue and again this is very important to understanding certainly my strategic thinking but also the strategic thinking of many people who looked at this issue. and i
by the president proval at the u.n. general assembly. he's concerned about kidnapping. he was concerned about other training for the haitian national police. and i knew the president from my time there before. so so the bureaucratic workings of the state department and my own department took a year and a half to get this mission under way. so i went there with a team of experienced nypd investigator its. we sort of did an assessment last week playing the groundwork for training that was to go forward next month. now obviously that's on hold. >> pamela x tell me how you see it today. >> well, obviously i agree with ray that the first thing that we have to do is to get assistance to the people who have been so terribly effected -- affected by this tragedy. and the first responders are there. the government working with the government of haiti, the u.n. and others. and it is a massive job. reports from our staff who have been there is really going to be difficult. but in addition we are looking at some of the challenges of reconstruction. not just long-term reconstruction but getting basic services up
personnel was killed after the collapse of the headquarters in haiti. a senior u.n. official says four u.n. police officials are among the dead along with 13 staff and military personnel. sadly that number will likely rise. u.n. officials believe they will recover more bodies in the rubble of their headquarters. with a desperate need for headquarters in haiti, america's nurses are preparing, more than 3400 registered nurses from across the united states are volunteering after a call went out by that nation's largest nurse's organization, national nurses united working on a plan to get the first group of health professionals into haiti. >>> faa put a stop to american flights leaving the united states to head to port-au-prince at least temporarily. there are too many planes circling the island and not enough air traffic control to bring them in. more on that story from peter alexander. how long are they expecting to keep these planes in the united states grounded. >> the faa right now to try to gather new information. we know it's going to last until 2:00 p.m. eastern time, right now. one of
, where we were told that the u.n. had ordered all the doctors to evacuate overnight. our own dr. sanjay gupta really was the only doctor that remained throughout the night tending to those patients. but we're now getting word from the u.n., in fact, from the spokesperson for u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon that the u.n., in fact, did not order that evacuation. >> yeah. again, we're going to show you more from sanjay gupta in a second, but essentially about 20 patients were left, trauma patients, in serious condition, were left at a makeshift hospital there in haiti in port-au-prince specifically. the doctors say they were ordered to leave because of security concerns. dr. sanjay gupta, she said, stayed behind. let's go ahead and take a listen to the update we got from dr. sanjay gupta that kind of explains this story a little more. >> reporter: as you know by now, we had an unusual night. the doctors that were caring for these patients were asked by the united nations to leave, and we decided to stay and try and take care of these patients who would have otherwise been abandoned. we
nations peacekeeping mission in haiti appears to be among the dead. the u.n. headquarters in port-au-prince completely collapsed. the building was a work place for hundreds of workers and according to eyewitnesses everybody was inside at the time of the earthquake was killed. we're expecting to hear from president obama in the next couple of minutes on the massive search and rescue and relief effort. the president has directed his national security staff to mount, quote, an aggressive, coordinated effort. nbc's jeff rossen is following the very latest on the situation in haiti and, jeff, multiple reports across the internet and information is coming fast and furious. what is the latest that you're picking up? >> yeah, you mentioned some of it but, yeah, the information is coming in by the minute here and one of the tough things about the situation is that all the phone lines were down, electricity down, all the infrastructure in haiti is down at the moment and so it's difficult to get a real handle on exact numbers as we usually do by now this many hours after a catastrophe. like
- au-prince the u.n. says e base of hopes of pulling people alive from the rubble. 90 people have been pulled alive since the disaster began. 2000 u.s. marines are soon expected to be on the ground. >> one week after the earthquake, many haitians are still waiting for help, desperate for water, food, and medical supplies. distribution points have been set up, but the logistical nightmare of getting aid to the people continues. there is growinanger over by more is not being done to speed up the operation. meetings have taken place. aid continues to come from the airport. the u.s. miliry has mobilized thousands of servicemen and women, but many people in haiti have not seen the aid that is supposed to come from down the street. >> the special envoy to the country arrived at the capitol to survey the damage. >> when you think about people that lost everything except what they are carrying on their back, not having eaten in slept in four days, tripping over bodies. >> the issue of getting aid to those that need it is a problem that former presidents cannot solve. haitians are taking aianyw
into a functional state. we've seen the u.n. headquarters collapsed. the head of the u.n. mission and his deputy and many of their staff are dead. the second priority is to clear the roads so we can get help to the people. i believe the third priority is to sanitize the area. there are thousands of cadavers that are causing risks of ep dem ix. we have already started to take those bodies away. >>> former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton have geared to sphere head fund-raising ef sforts. >>> the situation on the ground there is kay otd tick. cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta was at a u.n. field hospital last night when all staff were ordered to evacuate. the hospital was filled with earthquake victims, really in excruciating pain. some clinging to life. some just out of surgery at the time of the evacuation was ordered, dr. sanjay gupta was speaking with cnn's anderson cooper. take a lis sglen what is so striking to me as a physician and reporting the story for some time is patients who just had surgery, patients who are critically ill are essentially being left here, n
from the u.s. housing projects. -- the u.n. housing projects. >> it is a disaster, no water even. >> the united nations says there are more than 20 projects like this across the gaza strip, projects that are close to completion but whichever been suspended since the middle of 2007, when israel tightened its blockade. u.n. officials have led high- level intensive negotiations with israel to try to get these projects completed by allowing supplies in, but so far, they have made zero headway. the israeli defense ministry told us that recently the u.n. has begun to submit detailed he printless for its projects. once in the administrative work is completed, it will be agreed which projects will be realized and the timetable -- the u.n. has begun to submit detailed information for its projects. >> i am disappointed and also frustrated. i fail to see how these kinds of projects, which would help the people in gaza, that would actually impact on israel and on their security -- how that would actually impact on israel. >> as we saw a yeahere, you cant things smuggled in through tunnels, a
the gangs and some say the aristeed supporters in t country'sslum. the u.n.ission has been controversial in haiti. accused of killing indiscriminately the people 's suppos to beprotecting. since 2006, the country has continued struggle for stabilit in 08, foururricanes kild at least 800 pple and caused more than a billion dollars in damage. oath last year it did international financial institutio and the united states finally cance haiti's 1$1.2 billi debt. the u.n. has appointe clinton its special envoy f haiti as international aid begins flowing into the cotry once again, the queion remains. can a former u.s. president and ign aid really deal with the afrshocks of haiti's history? avi lewis, al jazeer >> f moreon haiti's history of hardshi we're joinedy our editorial consultt, peter eisner, a long-time correspondent who spealizes in latin america d the cariean. good to see ou, peter. lookinat the entrencd oblems that iti already faced, what you see as some of the main challenges for organizing a relief fort there? >> well, we're really starting at groundero here. we have to get into
in the country's slum. the u.n. mission has been controversial in haiti. accused of killing indiscriminately and eliciting fear from the people it's supposed to be protecting. since 2006, the country has continued to struggle for stability. in 2008, four hurricanes killed at least 800 people and caused more than a billion dollars in damage. only last year did international financial institutions and the united states finally cancel haiti's $1.2 billion debt. the u.n. has appointed clinton its special envoy for haiti. as international aid begins flowing into the country once again in response to this most recent crisis, the question remains -- can a former u.s. president and so much foreign aid really deal with the aftershocks of haiti's history? avi lewis, al jazeera. >> for more on haiti's history of hardship, we're joined by our editorial consultant, peter eisner, a long-time correspondent who specializes in latin america and the caribbean. good to see you, peter. looking at the entrenched problems that haiti already faced, what do you see as some of the main challenges for organizing a re
the horror. the rescue teams pulled a security guard from underneath the rubble at the u.n. peacekeeping headquarters, where many other u.n. workers lost their lives. we begin tonight in port-au-prince, haiti. and joining us by phone is steve matthews, the head of emergency communications for world vision. and steve, i wonder if you can describe, put a little context to this a.p. reporting that now it's starting to smell, that death is essentially in the air everywhere in port-au-prince. >> well, it's not everywhere. but it's certainly in spots. and i've worked in a lot of emergencies around the world for the past 12 years, and this is definitely up there with one of the worst i've ever seen. it's almost like the tsunami in a way. it's not as large, but definitely the same type of impact. mass destruction, mass displacement of people. a lot of dead bodies around, as you say. and the aid effort, i mean, everybody's trying their best to get it in, but haiti wasn't in the best shape to start with. kind of hanging on a string. and then when this hit, it just makes it all worse. >> steve, we'
and the president of the foundation. the foundation has made a $1 million donation to the u.n. central emergency response fund. much money is still needed. what are you going to say to people, ted? what should they do about this? >> do what they can. that's what we decided to do this morning. it's a terrible tragedy in a part of the world where they don't have a lot in the way of resources. so it really is helpful for americans to help out. >> larry: what is the foundation doing -- >> the foundation, our job is to help the u.n. and the u.n. and the united states government together are the major coordinators for this kind of humanitarian disaster around the world. both of them, they have the capability and the u.n. operates on voluntary contributions and so we're very involved in that. the website is for people who want to contribute. this is the best kind of coordination the u.n. and the u.s. work very closely together, as i think your earlier discussions with president clinton suggests. it's pulling people together, it's the communications, it's the health, all the things you'
, as a result of these safety concerns, the u.n. trucks are actually pulling up as i'm talking to you. they've come here to evacuate the health care personnel. i don't know if you can see this given how dark it is, but you can see the health care personnel actually putting on their packs and getting ready to leave and get in those trucks. this is the low part of the day, larry. this is when we thought there was going to be an opportunity for so many of these patients to receive care that they otherwise weren't receiving, but this is what happens here. you have violence erupt and it shuts down operations, at least for the time being, larry. >> larry: you told the new york times, quote, the help has to come from outside now because the capability of aid organizations inside haiti has been smashed. totally smashed? >> i'm sorry, larry, did you say about the medical organizations within haiti have been smashed? is that what you said? >> larry: yeah. you told the "new york times" that they've been smashed. >> yeah, you know, even in the best of times, the medical infrastructure here so poor. the
. >> who is stepping into law enforcement? is it just the u.n. peacekeeping dc >> the u.n. peacekeeping troops and police there. there are police around the country that can be brought into help. they can primary responsibility for law and order, and so far it's been reasonably calm. we're all aware of the risks, of course, and the u.s. troops will be arriving and will be able to help if necessary. >> when we come back, we'll ask our pan to again develop this idea of could this be the moment to rethink international development with haiti setting the example. >>> at the prison in downtown port-au-prince, the inmates have escaped. the rubble is all that remains. we'd heard the prison was destroyed, we didn't realize we'd find the door wide open. inside, prisoners' possessions are strewn about, signs of overcrowding are everywhere. this jail was meant to hold some 1,200 inmates, but at the time of the quake, there were more than 4,500. we're not exactly sure what happened here, but a u.n. source tells us they believe the prisoners actually rioted after the earthquake, took over the facili
life and to recognize the enormous lost suffered by the united nations. the u.n. has made a huge contribution over the years. and when the earthquake struck, they lost many outstanding people on the ground. we offer our profound gratitude and condolences to the u.n. and to the family of the deceased. we also felt that tragedy personally in massachusetts with the loss of brittany gengall and i personally understand the agony her parents have gone through first in trying to find out what her fate may be and now trying to recover their daughter's body. the task before all of us remains far from over. first, we must continue the enormous ongoing effort to meet haitian's immediate need for food, water, shelter, electricity and emergency medical care. so far thanks to u.n. peacekeepers and u.s. forces the security situation has allowed these efforts to proceed in general calm. second, we need to use this humanitarian crisis to begin reversing the poverty and environmental degradation that plagued haiti long before this tragedy. we cannot be satisfied to simply restore haiti to the unsu
on a soda that he found in the rubble. >>> the u.n. is concerned someone may try to take advantage of children who lost parents in the earthquake. tens of thousands of kids are believed to be orphans and many are left to fend for themselves in the streets. the u.n. says they are worried someone may try to abuse or exploit them. >> we've heard reports of children being taken out of the country and we're very concerned about this. these reports are being investigated right now by the government and there are a number of actions that unicef is working with the government and partners to assure that this kind of situation stops. >> the u.n. says it's helping to check kids identities at haiti's airports and border crossing as and trying to reunite orphans with surviving family babs. haiti had 400,000 orphans before the quake. partly because of floods and hurricanes. >>> we are keeping an eye on the many stories of survival and devastation in haiti. we'll keep you updated throughout the day. right now some of the other day's top stories. president obama has changed his mind about establi
. >> the defections could not contain them, and were not prepared to allow the u.n. inspectors back in, then the option of removing saddam was there. and that option, incidentally, has always been there after the september 11th. change was, as i say, our calculation, mine and i think the americans', as well, that we couldn't go on like this. >> reporter: b mr. blair d denied agreeing a covert deal with george bush to go to war when the two met at crawford in april 2002, an agreement that's been claimed was in effect signed in blood there. >> the only commitment i gave, and i gave this very openly at the meeting, was a decommitment to deal with saddam. what i was saying to president bush, and i wasn't saying this privately, i was saying it publicly, was we are going to be with you in confronting and dealing with this threat. there was no -- i mean, the one thing i would not do was dissemiblg in that. >> reporter: pressed on the controversial dossier where the ultimately misleading claim that saddam's weapons could be ready in 45 minutes, the first real admission of a mistake. >> i didn'
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